Posted tagged ‘exercise’

What’s happening to our playgrounds?!

March 13, 2013
Why are sedentary games such as “tic-tac-toe” making their way into public playgrounds, replacing physical activities?
Kids can do that indoors. Public playgrounds were designed to provide large spaces for physical movement. Sadly, our society continues to condition kids for a sedentary lifestyle..and then wonder why childhood obesity has reached unprecedented rates.

 

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Helping kids grow into their feet

January 26, 2012

Here’s a major but simple tip for parents of young athletes — buy your kids a 5 dollar jump rope. What it can do for their coordination, agility and quickness is priceless. Boxers have known the secret for years. All it takes is 5 minutes a session, 5 times a week. As their jumping roping skills improve, you’ll notice them becoming swifter on their feet playing sports.

Kids feet grow first. As they pass through puberty their bodies grow into their feet. The More agility activities kids do during this athletic development stage, the better athletes they become. Not all are born to be the next superstar, but all are born with the ability to achieve their athletic potential.

Champions are made in the off-season

October 28, 2011

Student athletes can’t adequately prepare for the season in a couple of weeks. You can’t expect them to be properly prepared if they don’t work hard way before the season begins. It takes months, not weeks, to significantly improve skills, mental toughness and adequatly condition for sports. You can just add water and get instant pancakes but there’s no such thing as developing instant athletes.

Champions are developed in the off-season. All the hours of practice, all the hard work, and all the sacrifices – these things will not be forgotten. When the season rolls around and crunch time nears, champions will take what they deserve. They know how much was invested, and they understand that they are the most prepared. They paid their dues – they refuse to lose.


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